concerto grosso


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concerto gros·so

 (grō′sō)
n. pl. concerti grossi (grō′sē)
A composition for a small group of instrumental soloists and an orchestra.

[Italian : concerto, concerto + grosso, large.]

concerto grosso

(ˈɡrɒsəʊ)
n, pl concerti grossi (ˈɡrɒsɪ) or concerto grossos
(Classical Music) a composition for an orchestra and a group of soloists, chiefly of the baroque period
[Italian, literally: big concerto]

con•cer•to gros•so

(kənˈtʃɛr toʊ ˈgroʊ soʊ, -ˈtʃɜr-)

n., pl. con•cer•ti gros•si (kənˈtʃɛr ti ˈgroʊ si, -ˈtʃɜr-)
con•cer•to gros•sos.
a Baroque musical form in which contrasting sections are played by full orchestra and by a small group of soloists.
[1715–25; < Italian: literally, big concert]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concerto grosso - a baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments
concerto - a composition for orchestra and a soloist
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